The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a cheap camera with a professional photographer, this episode puts a modest Vivitar camera into the hands of commercial and fine art photographer Harold de Puymorin.
First, the camera. The 3.1-megapixel Vivitar point-and-shoot features a modest LCD screen and decent, but not wonderful, resolution. However, the SD slot on this particular camera — presumably sent in to Kai by a viewer — was broken, and so de Puymorin had only 14 images worth of build-in memory to work with.
Kai and Puymorin seem to have a blast getting through the 14 available shots. They make the most of city streets, alleyways and buildings of Hong Kong and end up with the 14 photographs that are, unsurprisingly, quite stunning considering the crappy camera.
Here are a few of the resulting images, so you can judge for yourself:
Fun and inspirational, the Cheap Camera Challenge yet again shows us that it’s mind over matter when it comes to creating an intriguing and beautiful photograph.